Toy Insider Senior Editor/Toy Book Editor-in-Chief James Zahn joined Colorado’s Own CW 2 in Denver to show off the hot toys kids will be asking for this holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best gifts of the holiday season, check out our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


STAR WARS MICRO GALAXY SQUADRON AT-AT WALKER

This 10-inch vehicle features an opening side panel with four play areas, light-up laser cannons, a light-up command center, a crane with a retractable rope, and more. It comes with five 1-inch micro figures of Star Wars characters.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $59.99
  • Age:
  • 8+

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STORY DREAM MACHINE + STORY PACKS

Project classic children's stories with this machine, which includes three titles, with additional packs sold separately. It features light and sound effects to enhance the story and doubles as a white noise machine.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $49.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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BEAST LAB

As kids add ingredients to this experiment-based playset, they'll activate sounds, lights, fizzing bubbles, and mist to unleash one of two beasts. When kids reset the beast or repeat the experiment, the beast can evolve with new ways to play.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $79.99
  • Age:
  • 5+

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LITE-BRITE SUPER BRIGHT HD DISNEY100

This Disney-themed Lite-Brite set features a high-definition display and the latest LED technology, resulting in brighter colors and clearer images. Comes with templates featuring iconic Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Simba, and more. Kids can switch between different light modes to jazz up their creations.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

About the author

Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.

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